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  1. SweetSpot TV: Felix, Kershaw for MVP

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and I discuss Felix Hernandez and Clayton Kershaw as MVP candidates. Justin Verlander won in 2011 but that's a rarity for a pitcher. Could both guys win MVP honors this year? (For an excellent breakdown of the history of pitchers as MVP cand...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
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  3. Mariners have three MVP candidates

    David Schoenfield

    Mark Simon has a good piece on Kyle Seager's improved defense for the Mariners this year, improvement that has helped turn Seager into one of the most valuable players in the American League. Too bold of a statement? I don't think so. Here are the...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  4. NL MVP race most wide-open in years

    David Schoenfield

    As we turn the corner into August, I see seven strong National League MVP candidates in what's shaping up as one of the most wide-open MVP discussions in years. The players may eventually sort themselves out -- if I remember correctly, we were in ...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  5. May a defining month for Domonic Brown

    Eric Karabell

    Last May three hitters slugged their way to double-digit home runs, and two of them were MVP candidates Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers and Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles. The other was Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown, whose...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  6. Jonathan Lucroy and Yadier Molina deserve MVP consideration becau...

    Jared Cross

    Jared Cross explains why Jonathan Lucroy and Yadier Molina should be in the MVP discussion.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2013
  7. SweetSpot TV: Stealth AL MVP candidates

    David Schoenfield

    OK, none of these guys are actually going to win the American League MVP Award -- not with Miguel Cabrera, Chris Davis and Mike Trout around -- but they deserve recognition for their terrific seasons. And if you find down-ballot MVP votes interesting...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  8. The meaning of baseball statistics

    David Schoenfield

    In writing about stealth MVP candidates earlier today, I'm reminded of something Bill James wrote 25 years ago. In 1987, Andre Dawson won the National League MVP Award. Playing for the last-place Cubs, Dawson led the league in home runs and RBIs, but...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  9. Sleeper MVP candidates: American League

    David Schoenfield

    Earlier, we listed our top five stealth MVP candidates for the National League. As a reminder, MVP winners usually meet these criteria: 1. Be on a playoff team (see Miguel Cabrera over Mike Trout, Ryan Braun over Matt Kemp, etc.) 2. Be an RBI guy...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  10. Sleeper MVP candidates: National League

    David Schoenfield

    It's that time of year when everyone is starting to make their predictions: division winners, playoff teams, World Series champion, number of wins under .500 for the Yankees. Of course, we're also making Most Valuable Player picks. I sent in my se...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  11. Rangers' lineup grinds in absence of stars

    Blair Angulo / Special to ESPNDallas.com

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The absence of two AL MVP candidates did little to rattle the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. They had a plan -- and executed it -- to earn a morale-boosting 6-2 victory against former teammate C.J. Wilson and the Los Angeles ...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  12. AL teams best positioned for October

    Buster Olney

    We have arrived at that time of year when six-month projections no longer matter, and when, in one week, a journeyman call-up like Nate McLouth can impact a pennant race more than MVP candidates. Baseball is a summer-long game, but the last bricks of...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  13. What must go right for each AL contender to make the postseason -...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney runs through all of the current American League playoff contenders and says what must go right in the final month of the season for each team to have a shot at the postseason.

    Blog | Conversation | August 28, 2012
  14. Diamondbacks-Brewers Preview

    Diamondbacks-Brewers Preview

    Preview | September 30, 2011
  15. Ryan Braun homers as Brewers win team-record 55th home game

    Ryan Braun homered and raised his NL-best batting average to .333, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers to a team-record 55th victory at home, 9-5 over the Florida Marlins on Sunday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 25, 2011
  16. Miguel Cabrera, Albert Pujols perennial MVP candidates - Three St...

    Jayson Stark

    STRIKE ONE --PERENNIAL MVP DEPT. After a week in which Albert Pujols and Miguel Cabrera sometimes seemed as if they were the ONLY topics in the spring training conversation, it's a good time to remind you that they aren't just linked by off-the-field...

    Blog | Conversation | February 21, 2011
  17. MVP hopefuls Josh Hamilton, Carlos Gonzalez headline Silver Slugg...

    MVP candidates Josh Hamilton and Carlos Gonzalez each took home a Silver Slugger award Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2010